“In 2006, Austin [McCormick] created COMPANY XIV, wowing critics and audiences with a unique blend of circus, Baroque dance, ballet, opera, live music and lavish design,” (companyxiv.com) and it does not disappoint. From the moment you walk in the door, you are met with a decadent atmosphere containing surfaces of red velvet, gold accenting, and all manners of old world glamour. The bar complements this vintage charm with the modernity and whimsy of stackable snack pods of wine, rosé in pink cans with bendy straws, and 5 for $25 champagne jello shots.
Having known Breedlove for six years now, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I asked him to meet me for an interview. Breedlove is an enigma, so much so that he apparently even puzzles himself. We met at the Gershwin Theater, home of Wicked, in a room full of outlandish wigs and rubber noses. One of the first things we talked about was his makeover; about a year ago, he went from his longtime long, wavy locks to a completely shaved head, and from tie-dye caftans and shirts with his face on them to a sleek, on trend new wardrobe by Mishka.
Jared Gelman has teamed up with talented director and photographer Suni Silvan, and celebrity designer Stevie Boi for the release of Broken, Gelman’s highly-anticipated debut Music Video. The video premiered on Galore Magazine, and is now available on YouTube
Let’s talk about the critically buzzing pop-duo Scotty Rebel and Tokyo Diiva of Rich White Ladies. New York City-bred, these girls know how to have a good time and have recently taken Gay Pride weekends throughout the US by storm with their fiery, fun, and fierce “rock star goddesses” performances. It’s a glammed-up pastiche of pop, dance, electronic, rock, fashion statements, middle fingers, and a whole lot of glitter. It’s also quickly turned tastemakers into believers in these debutantes of musical mischief.
Join us at this event that to support Queer and Queer-allied artists! They will be collecticting for the True Colors Fund, an organization that works to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, creating a world in which young people can be their true selves.
The Workers Unite! Film Festival is a non-for-profit organization intended to publicize and highlight the struggles, successes and daily lives of all workers in their efforts to unite and organize for better living conditions and social justice through student and professional films. This year marks its 4th consecutive year, and will showcase 45 films in 21 days—from May 7th to 27th. Opening night is May 8th at Cinema Village.
Though far from perfect, Larry David’s craft has never been put to better use. And, to gild this ragged lily, he, himself, is starring in it, long with some of the finest comic actors around. Fish in the Dark—a reference to an unsuccessful dinner party—takes internecine battles to sublimely ridiculous heights.
I guess by now my readers know that I'm living, and sweating, in Palm Springs, California. Either it was my getting older or New York getting colder that forced my hand. When the temperature started dropping, I knew it was time to get out or be sentenced to living under my comforter with the apartment heat turned to high. Not an option.
Big Love is a gorgeous mess, an adaptation by Charles Mee of what is considered the oldest play in Western culture, Aeschylus’s The Danaids. He has taken the source material, expanded, yet efficiently reduced it, adding material from other sources and spun it into a wise, funny, sad contemporary force of nature.
The Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Faircelebrates its 36th year on Friday, February 20th through Sunday, February 22nd at P.S. 3 in the West Village. The 3-day event offers both the serious bibliophile and the casual browser a delightful opportunity to peruse rare and vintage books!